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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. Tom Boogaard's grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits. True to both our "small brewery, BIG BEERS" philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar. It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness. Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content. Cellarable for 4 years.

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3.6
Johnstledger8 (1409) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2016
Can. Pours a murky brownish red with a lacy light brown head. Aroma is of dark fruits, raisins, figs, cherry, toffee, hint of spice, ginger, clove. Taste is of toffee, ginger, cinnamon, treacle, dark fruits. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.1
rollinsr (831) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 10, 2016
Pours clear and ruby with only a thin film of head. Aroma is sweet with mild Belgian yeast. Flavor is rounded and sweet with alcohol warmth.

4.4
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Poured from a 25 oz bomber into a pint glass. Looks like a glass of tea. Has a sweet smooth texture. ABV is well hidden. Overall an excellent beer.

4
AaronTDubs (500) - - NOV 6, 2016
Amber color, little head. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, spiciness,milk chocolate alcohol. Very tasty. Quite sweet and malty, but has enough yeast spiciness and roast malts to keep it from being too much. Obvious alcohol, much well hidden. Some hops, but not prominent. Nice numbing phenolic feel, spicy, almost clove-like. Some rich fruits, dates. Traditional interpretation, but very good. Worthy of comparisons to its Belgian cousins.

4
HourGlass13 (1097) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours up a burnished amber color with a small white head. Aroma is slightly boozy and sweet with lots of dark fruit. Taste is sweet with some dark fruit and light syrup. A little boozy but don’t seem like 10%. Definitely has a Belgian feel. The Reverend has delivered the message... and it was good!

3.9
Arve_Christian (5225) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Deep golden color, good foam. Medium full aroma intensity; malty, dried fruits , some lighter honey and fruitiness. Medium full body & complexity . Some sweetness, balances well. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Cloudy red-brown. Very immature. Light malt, berry and booze aroma. Very light palate for such a strong beer. Notes include wheat, malt, dark fruits, raisins, blackberry, licorice and twigs. Simply not bad.

3.7
crajun (1273) - , Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 bomber to glass. nice quad on the sweeter side. aroma was dried fruit and sugar. taste was re rate 8/17 lowered from 3.9. Good brew lowered slightly. Drinkable for style. Ba, Lanced..".................not too sweet; malty and light dried fruits and light caramel. very drinkable!!

3.8
Malin_aiisa (1268) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle Slight hazy red brown. Aroma of raisins, matured Apple Taste fruit Apple, alcoholic, sweet. Nice. Hint of caramel. Quite ok.

3.5
finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
2011 Bottle. Pours red amber. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Sweet, smooth and a little thin brew with a taste of dark fruits, chocolate fudge.


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